language and gender

Write a 2000-word essay on ONE of the following topics:
Essay Question 1 (Units 2, 3). Describe, with examples from your reading, the Difference and Dominance approaches to studies of gender and talk.
Essay Question 2 (Units 2, 6) Compare the notions of speech community, discourse community and community of practices. What are the commonalities and what distinguishes them?
Essay Question 3 (any two units of your choice) Referring to two or more units covered in the class, describe how language and gender relate to each other.

The essay should show an ability to:
Engage with specific theories of language and gender.
Clearly explain the theories.
Refer to a range of background reading